Judean Desert Herbs
The ancient Hebrew medicine was practiced in the Land of Israel at least until the second century B.C., as attested by contemporary historians who described the export of ointments from the Judean Desert region. Its approach included: the maceration of plants in oil (installations for such a process were recently discovered in Ein-Bokek, near the Dead Sea);
Emphasis on total change of an existing condition, as exemplified by symbol of snake on bar (current symbol of pharmacies), which Moses received: stick converted to snake and back. Immediately upon receiving this symbol, he
performed an act of healing on himself: converting healthy hand to hand with leprosy, and healing it again. This total transformation was typically performed with hormones-rich plants.
The Hebrew term Kedem means “antiquity” but also “forward”- and the idea of the name is that ancient remedies will be the basis for the remedies of the future.
Herbs of Kedem’s researcher, Isabelle Haim, a biotechnologist, has succeeded to combine Dead Sea minerals with antiseptic local plants to create powerful anti-aging creams without any synthetic stabilizers or preservatives. These creams bear biblical names related to their purpose:
KARMEL– following the name of the place where this rich anti-aging cream is made, and which means in Hebrew “God’s
Vineyard”, referring to the goodness o local crops on the desert’s verge.
– a rich facial serum for dry skin, meaning Silk in Hebrew, and indeed a silky texture is created by it
– a rich anti-wrinkle balm, applies the astringent features of desert shrubs to create anamazung Botox-like
natural lifting of wrinkled skin. It means “cliffs” in Hebrew.
is a gentle scrub for aging skin, containing rapidly absorbed oils and shredded jojoba seeds, rich in nourishing
proteins. A weekly scrub with it creates wonderful results. (In Hebrew, Tishrei is the first month of the year- a symbol
of skin regeneration).
, “spring” in Hebrew, is a cleanser for the skin, and BOKER, “morning” in Hebrew, helps tone aging skin right after
the skin becomes loose at night.
The skin & body therapy line includes:
oil, meaning the ancient heroes that saved the Holy Land from Syrian invasion. Treatment for scars, hematomas, bruises, keloids, sprains, pigmentation, burns, eczemas, atopic dermatitis. 7 times more powerful than Aloe-Vera, and a first-aid must for any home.
, meaning “legs” and festivals of pilgrimage to Jerusalem, is a balm for feet, nails & cuticles, using the powerful ingredients of MACCABIM.
, meaning relief and healing for chapped feet, athlete foot, jock itch, and together with MEDBAR oil (meaning desert), it treats psoriasis.
, meaning the good salve, supplements MACCABIM for eczema-affected skin.
stemming from Nail in Hebrew, applied powerful Hyssop species to treat nail fungus.
stemming from Knee in Hebrew, provides relief for arthritis of joints, and helps improve motion of joints and slow down deformation.
Organic Herbal Detoxification Tea
Importance of liver and kidneys for detox: “liver” in Hebrew means also “heavy, respectful”; “kidneys” in Hebrew mean also “totality”.
In our family we use many of the Kedem products. We know it is safe for our kids and grandkids.